It’s true no Chelsea players left but realistically their best players are being paid probably more than any other players in the PL on long contracts.
Also, most people realise that they won’t be out of the top four for long and that Abramovich will do everything he can to get them back in the CL.
But if we sold Ozil or Sanchez I’m not sure that Wenger or Kroenke would spend the money they got on ready made replacements of similar quality.
I personally think Sanchez and Ozil are wanting the best contracts they can get, knowing they are at the height of their skills, and they can pretty much walk into any team in Europe and ask what they want, in terms of wages.
So we have to match, not only what other clubs offer financially, but also in terms of ambition.
Which means we will have to get at least a world class striker, and possibly winger or attacking midfielder to replace Cazorla, to persuade them to stay, as well as top wages.
If we are willing to pay Walcott, Chamberlain and Ramsey around 100k a week, or more, and Sanogo and Campbell 30k or more, then Sanchez and Ozil deserve what ever they want.
Let’s face it, if those two left, we aren’t going to replace them with anything as good, and we won’t be able to attract the sort of players we could do, with them here.
Players want to play with others that are also world class, and Sanchez and Ozil are those type of players, so attracting similar players won’t be as difficult, but Walcott, Chamberlain and Ramsey wouldn’t attract anyone and would be a big turn off for anyone thinking of coming here.